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FILE - This November 2005 file photo shows the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Corrections Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas prison officials have executed a registered sex offender for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.
Ramon Torres Hernandez was one of three people convicted in the killing of 37-year-old Rosa Maria Rosado. She was pulled into a car Hernandez was driving after she refused to let go of her purse during a drive-by robbery.
The 41-year-old Hernandez was on parole at the time of his arrest in Rosado's death. He also was a suspect in the slayings of three teenagers and a 12-year-old girl.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused last month to review Hernandez's death sentence. A late appeal in the state courts was rejected several hours before the Wednesday evening lethal injection.
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